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Vanessa Rivera-Amill

TitleAssociate Dean Biomedical Sciences
Faculty RankProfessor
InstitutionPonce Health Sciences University
DepartmentBasic Sciences
AddressP.O. Box 7017
Ponce PR 00729
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    1. Rodríguez DM, Ryff K, Sánchez-Gonzalez L, Rivera-Amill V, Paz-Bailey G, Adams L. HTrack: A new tool to facilitate public health field visits and electronic data capture. PLoS One. 2020; 15(12):e0244028. PMID: 33320896.
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    2. Sharp TM, Quandelacy TM, Adams LE, Aponte JT, Lozier MJ, Ryff K, Flores M, Rivera A, Santiago GA, Muñoz-Jordán JL, Alvarado LI, Rivera-Amill V, Garcia-Negrón M, Waterman SH, Paz-Bailey G, Johansson MA, Rivera-Garcia B. Epidemiologic and spatiotemporal trends of Zika Virus disease during the 2016 epidemic in Puerto Rico. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 09; 14(9):e0008532. PMID: 32956416.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    3. Parkin NT, Avila-Rios S, Bibby DF, Brumme CJ, Eshleman SH, Harrigan PR, Howison M, Hunt G, Ji H, Kantor R, Ledwaba J, Lee ER, Matías-Florentino M, Mbisa JL, Noguera-Julian M, Paredes R, Rivera-Amill V, Swanstrom R, Zaccaro DJ, Zhang Y, Zhou S, Jennings C. Multi-Laboratory Comparison of Next-Generation to Sanger-Based Sequencing for HIV-1 Drug Resistance Genotyping. Viruses. 2020 06 27; 12(7). PMID: 32605062.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    4. Rodríguez-Rabassa M, López P, Sánchez R, Hernández C, Rodríguez C, Rodríguez-Santiago RE, Orengo JC, Green V, Yamamura Y, Rivera-Amill V. Inflammatory Biomarkers, Microbiome, Depression, and Executive Dysfunction in Alcohol Users. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 01 21; 17(3). PMID: 31973090.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Alvarado LI, Lorenzi OD, Torres-Velásquez BC, Sharp TM, Vargas L, Muñoz-Jordán JL, Hunsperger EA, Pérez-Padilla J, Rivera A, González-Zeno GE, Galloway RL, Glass Elrod M, Mathis DL, Oberste MS, Nix WA, Henderson E, McQuiston J, Singleton J, Kato C, García-Gubern C, Santiago-Rivera W, Muns-Sosa R, Ortiz-Rivera JD, Jiménez G, Rivera-Amill V, Andújar-Pérez DA, Horiuchi K, Tomashek KM. Distinguishing patients with laboratory-confirmed chikungunya from dengue and other acute febrile illnesses, Puerto Rico, 2012-2015. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 07; 13(7):e0007562. PMID: 31329598.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. López P, De Jesús O, García-Justiniano J, Rivera-Amill V. Novel Molecular Signatures of Chikungunya Virus in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2019 03; 38(1):27-32. PMID: 30924912.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    7. Rodríguez-Rabassa M, López P, Rodríguez-Santiago RE, Cases A, Felici M, Sánchez R, Yamamura Y, Rivera-Amill V. Cigarette Smoking Modulation of Saliva Microbial Composition and Cytokine Levels. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 11 07; 15(11). PMID: 30405010.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    8. Arias A, López P, Sánchez R, Yamamura Y, Rivera-Amill V. Sanger and Next Generation Sequencing Approaches to Evaluate HIV-1 Virus in Blood Compartments. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 08 09; 15(8). PMID: 30096879.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    9. López P, De Jesús O, Yamamura Y, Rodríguez N, Arias A, Sánchez R, Rodríguez Y, Tamayo-Agrait V, Cuevas W, Rivera-Amill V. Molecular Epidemiology of HIV-1 Virus in Puerto Rico: Novel Cases of HIV-1 Subtype C, D, and CRF-24BG. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2018 06; 34(6):507-516. PMID: 29658302.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. Rivera-Rivera Y, Vázquez-Santiago FJ, Albino E, Sánchez MD, Rivera-Amill V. Impact of Depression and Inflammation on the Progression of HIV Disease. J Clin Cell Immunol. 2016 Jun; 7(3). PMID: 27478681.
    11. López P, Rivera-Amill V, Rodríguez N, Vargas F, Yamamura Y. The Genetic Diversity and Evolution of HIV-1 Subtype B Epidemic in Puerto Rico. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Dec 23; 13(1):ijerph13010055. PMID: 26703695.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    12. Colón K, Vázquez-Santiago F, Rivera-Amill V, Delgado G, Massey SE, Wojna V, Noel RJ, Meléndez LM. HIV gp120 sequence variability associated with HAND in Hispanic Women. J Virol Antivir Res. 2015; 4(3). PMID: 27358904.
    13. Vázquez-Santiago FJ, Rivera-Amill V. Envelope gene evolution and HIV-1 neuropathogenesis. J Neuroinfect Dis. 2015 Oct; 6(Suppl 2). PMID: 27135036.
    14. López P, Rivera-Amill V, Paulino-Ramirez R, Yamamura Y. Short Communication: HIV-1 Subtype B in the Dominican Republic: Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2015 Jul; 31(7):679-84. PMID: 25941939.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Vázquez-Santiago F, García Y, Rivera-Román I, Noel RJ, Wojna V, Meléndez LM, Rivera-Amill V. Longitudinal Analysis of Cerebrospinal Fluid and Plasma HIV-1 Envelope Sequences Isolated From a Single Donor with HIV Asymptomatic Neurocognitive Impairment. J Virol Antivir Res. 2015; 4(1). PMID: 26167513.
    16. Rivera-Rivera Y, García Y, Toro V, Cappas N, López P, Yamamura Y, Rivera-Amill V. Depression Correlates with Increased Plasma Levels of Inflammatory Cytokines and a Dysregulated Oxidant/Antioxidant Balance in HIV-1-Infected Subjects Undergoing Antiretroviral Therapy. J Clin Cell Immunol. 2014 Dec; 5(6). PMID: 25674354.
    17. Rivera-Amill V. The Human Microbiome and the Immune System: An Ever Evolving Understanding. J Clin Cell Immunol. 2014 Dec; 5(6). PMID: 27088046.
    18. Isidro RA, Bonilla FJ, Pagan H, Cruz ML, Lopez P, Godoy L, Hernandez S, Loucil-Alicea RY, Rivera-Amill V, Yamamura Y, Isidro AA, Appleyard CB. The Probiotic Mixture VSL#3 Alters the Morphology and Secretion Profile of Both Polarized and Unpolarized Human Macrophages in a Polarization-Dependent Manner. J Clin Cell Immunol. 2014 Jun 20; 5(3):1000227. PMID: 25177525.
    19. Vázquez-Santiago FJ, Noel RJ, Porter JT, Rivera-Amill V. Glutamate metabolism and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. J Neurovirol. 2014 Aug; 20(4):315-31. PMID: 24867611.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    20. Gangwani MR, Noel RJ, Shah A, Rivera-Amill V, Kumar A. Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 viral protein R (Vpr) induces CCL5 expression in astrocytes via PI3K and MAPK signaling pathways. J Neuroinflammation. 2013 Nov 13; 10:136. PMID: 24225433.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    21. Rivera I, García Y, Gangwani MR, Noel RJ, Maldonado L, Kumar A, Rivera-Amill V. Identification and molecular characterization of SIV Vpr R50G mutation associated with long term survival in SIV-infected morphine dependent and control macaques. Virology. 2013 Nov; 446(1-2):144-51. PMID: 24074576.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    22. Chompre G, Cruz E, Maldonado L, Rivera-Amill V, Porter JT, Noel RJ. Astrocytic expression of HIV-1 Nef impairs spatial and recognition memory. Neurobiol Dis. 2013 Jan; 49:128-36. PMID: 22926191.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    23. Shah A, Verma AS, Patel KH, Noel R, Rivera-Amill V, Silverstein PS, Chaudhary S, Bhat HK, Stamatatos L, Singh DP, Buch S, Kumar A. HIV-1 gp120 induces expression of IL-6 through a nuclear factor-kappa B-dependent mechanism: suppression by gp120 specific small interfering RNA. PLoS One. 2011; 6(6):e21261. PMID: 21712995.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    24. Rivera-Amill V, Kumar R, Noel RJ, Garcia Y, Rodriguez IV, Martinez M, Sariol CA, Kraiselburd E, Iszard M, Mukherji M, Kumar S, Giavedoni LD, Kumar A. Short communication: Lack of immune response in rapid progressor morphine-dependent and SIV/SHIV-infected rhesus macaques is correlated with downregulation of TH1 cytokines. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2010 Aug; 26(8):919-22. PMID: 20672973.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    25. Rivera-Amill V, Noel RJ, García Y, Rivera I, Iszard M, Buch S, Kumar A. Accelerated evolution of SIV env within the cerebral compartment in the setting of morphine-dependent rapid disease progression. Virology. 2010 Mar 15; 398(2):201-7. PMID: 20042209.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    26. Rivera-Amill V, Silverstein PS, Noel RJ, Kumar S, Kumar A. Morphine and rapid disease progression in nonhuman primate model of AIDS: inverse correlation between disease progression and virus evolution. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2010 Mar; 5(1):122-32. PMID: 20013315.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    27. Rivera-Amill V, Noel RJ, Román IR, Flores YG, Buch S, Kumar A. Analysis of the V1V2 region of the SIV envelope in the brains of morphine-dependent and control SIV/SHIV-infected macaques. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2009 May; 25(5):531-4. PMID: 19397400.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    28. Noel RJ, Rivera-Amill V, Buch S, Kumar A. Opiates, immune system, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and nonhuman primate model. J Neurovirol. 2008 Aug; 14(4):279-85. PMID: 18780228.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    29. Pérez-Casanova A, Husain K, Noel RJ, Rivera-Amill V, Kumar A. Interaction of SIV/SHIV infection and morphine on plasma oxidant/antioxidant balance in macaque. Mol Cell Biochem. 2008 Jan; 308(1-2):169-75. PMID: 17934700.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    30. Pérez-Casanova A, Noel RJ, Rivera-Amill V, Husain K, Kumar A. Morphine-mediated deterioration of oxidative stress leads to rapid disease progression in SIV/SHIV-infected macaques. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2007 Aug; 23(8):1004-7. PMID: 17725417.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    31. Rivera-Amill V, Noel RJ, Orsini S, Tirado G, García JM, Buch S, Kumar A. Variable region 4 of SIV envelope correlates with rapid disease progression in morphine-exposed macaques infected with SIV/SHIV. Virology. 2007 Feb 20; 358(2):373-83. PMID: 17011009.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    32. Konkel ME, Klena JD, Rivera-Amill V, Monteville MR, Biswas D, Raphael B, Mickelson J. Secretion of virulence proteins from Campylobacter jejuni is dependent on a functional flagellar export apparatus. J Bacteriol. 2004 Jun; 186(11):3296-303. PMID: 15150214.
      Citations: 115     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    33. Konkel ME, Monteville MR, Rivera-Amill V, Joens LA. The pathogenesis of Campylobacter jejuni-mediated enteritis. Curr Issues Intest Microbiol. 2001 Sep; 2(2):55-71. PMID: 11721281.
      Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    34. Rivera-Amill V, Kim BJ, Seshu J, Konkel ME. Secretion of the virulence-associated Campylobacter invasion antigens from Campylobacter jejuni requires a stimulatory signal. J Infect Dis. 2001 Jun 01; 183(11):1607-16. PMID: 11343209.
      Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    35. Konkel ME, Kim BJ, Rivera-Amill V, Garvis SG. Bacterial secreted proteins are required for the internaliztion of Campylobacter jejuni into cultured mammalian cells. Mol Microbiol. 1999 May; 32(4):691-701. PMID: 10361274.
      Citations: 85     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    36. Rivera-Amill V, Konkel ME. Secretion of Campylobacter jejuni Cia proteins is contact dependent. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1999; 473:225-9. PMID: 10659362.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    37. Konkel ME, Kim BJ, Rivera-Amill V, Garvis SG. Identification of proteins required for the internalization of Campylobacter jejuni into cultured mammalian cells. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1999; 473:215-24. PMID: 10659361.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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